Unit 8. Holidays and Traditions
Ex. 1 p. 166
A — New Year’s Day,
B — Halloween,
C — Mother’s Day,
D — Christmas,
E — Easter
Ex. 2, p. 166
A: What is your favourite holiday?
B: It’s Women’s Day.
A: Who you celebrate it with?
B: I celebrate it with my parents and a little sister.
A: Where do you usually celebrate it?
B: I celebrate it at home.
A: What do you usually buy?
B: I buy a lot of presents.
A: Who do you celebrate it with?
B: I celebrate it with my family.
A: What do you usually do?
B: We have a great time. We have funny contests, sing and dance.
A: What do you usually cook?
B: We cook a lot of tasty food.
A: How many people come to your place?
B: We have lots of relatives. So they usually come to our place.
Ex. 3 p.167
1. What is the occasion? — A birthday party.
Who is inviting whom? — Ann is inviting Alice.
When and where does the event take place? — On Saturday, 4lh November, at 14.00. The address is 15 Pushkin Street, Flat 57.
2. What is the occasion? — Christmas. Who is inviting whom? — School authorities are inviting students and teachers.
When and where does the event take place? — Friday, 25th December at 7:00 pm.
3. What is the occasion? — Halloween. Who is inviting whom? — School Students’ Team is inviting students. When and where does the event take place? — Saturday, SI" October at 5:00 pm; 17, the High Street, Room 25.
4. What is the occasion? — Mother’s Day.
Who is inviting whom? — The students of Class 5A are inviting their mothers and Grannies.
When and where does the event take place? — On Friday, 5th May at 3:00 pm.
Ex. 5 p. 168
School Assembly Hall We celebrate Old New Year on the fourteenth of January.
We celebrate St. Valentine Day on the fourteenth of February.
We celebrate Women’s Day on the eighth of March.
We celebrate Easter on the twenty-third of April.
We celebrate May Day on the first of May.
We celebrate Victory Day on the ninth of May.
We celebrate Constitution Day on the twenty-eighth of June.
We celebrate Independence Day of Ukraine on the twenty-fourth of August.
We celebrate the Day of Knowledge on the first of September.
We celebrate Halloween on the thirty-first of October.
We celebrate St. Nicholas’ Day on the nineteenth of December.
They celebrate Christmas in Great Britain on the on the twenty-fifth of December.
Ex. 6, p. 168
1. People celebrate Christmas in Great Britain on December, 25.
2. People celebrate Christmas in Ukraine on December, 25 and on January, 7.
3. I celebrate Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the March equinox.
4. The English people celebrate Halloween on the night of October 31.
Ex. 8 p. 168
I would like to tell you about one of our favourite holidays. It’s New Year. We celebrate it on the 31st of December. It’s usually a family holiday. So we get together and have a great time. We decorate a New Year Tree and buy a lot of presents for everybody. My Mum is a good cook. She cooks a lot of tasty things. We eat them with pleasure. We also have funny contests, sing and dance. Please tell me about your favourite holiday.
Best wishes. Max.
Ex. 1 p. 169
1. make; 2. do; 3. make; 4. make; 5. do; 6. make; 7. do; 8. make.
In our family we usually do the cleaning and dusting before every holiday. We also do the shopping to buy presents for our family and postcards for our friends and relatives. My brother and I usually make decorations to make our flat unusual. We make special dishes. Mum usually makes a cake. We all have a lot of fun.
Ex. 2 p. 169
1. C; 2. A; 3. B.
Ex. 3 p. 170
1. The British people do the shopping before Christmas Day.
2. It is usually turkey and a Christmas pudding.
3. It came to Britain from Germany.
4. They do it because Father Christmas comes down the chimney and puts presents in their stockings.
Ex. 5 p. 171
1. on; 2. in; 3. on; 4. on; 5. on, at; 6. in.
Ex. 7 p. 171
Christmas, Tony, Britain, Mum, have, is, on, are, a.
Ex. 8 p. 171
Dear Father Frost,
My name’s Max. I am 10. I live in Kyiv. Our family is not big but we all are helpful and friendly. I go to school No 123. My favourite subjects are Maths and English. I am dreaming of a new bike. Can you help me?
Best wishes, Max.
Ex. 2 p. 173
1. False; 2. True; 3. False; 4. True.
Ex. 3 p. 173
1. public holidays, festivals; 2. the 31st of October; 3. lantern; 4. candies, fruit, cakes and other tasty things; 5. flowers, dances and games; 6. the May Queen.
Ex. 4 p. 173
put on funny costumes and wear masks;
go from house to house; decorate a maypole tree; dance and play games; put flowers in the hair.
Ex. 5 p. 173
A: How can I get to your house?
B: Take Tram 26, Central park.
A: Where is the tram stop?
B: Do you see that shoe shop over there?
A: The tram stop is just in front of it.
B: Thank you.
Ex. 6 p. 174
1. give; 2. cooked; 3. doesn’t like; 4. wear; 5. are having; 6. Did you send.
Ex. 1 p. 174
New Year’s Day — to make/send holiday cards, to decorate a Christmas
Tree, to cook holiday meals, to give presents.
Halloween — to wear special clothes. Birthdays — to cook holiday meals, to make birthday cakes, to give presents.
Christmas — to cook a turkey, to hang up a stocking, to gather for a holiday dinner, to sing carols, to prepare a Christmas pudding, to give presents.
Easter — to bring chocolate eggs, to gather for a holiday dinner.
Mother’s Day — to give presents. Father’s Day — to give presents.
St. Valentine’s Day — to give presents.
Ex. 3 p. 175
1. February 14th; 2. in Europe more than 600 years ago; 3. about 200 years ago; 4. a message of friendship and love; 5. send cards or give presents; 6. share lovely short messages.
Ex. 5 p. 175
1. the party; 2. a great time; 3. costumes; 4. funny; 5. games; 6. the flour; 7. food; 8. lemonade; 9. join.
Ex. 6 p. 176
See Ex. 5 p.175
Ex. 7 p. 176
Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you. xx, Lina
Ex. 8 p. 176
1. wanted; 2. asked; 3. said; 4. were; 5. is; 6. was; 7. opened; 8. screamed; 9. danced; 10. was.
Ex. 1 p. 177
1. What holidays do Ukrainian people celebrate every year? — New Year, Christmas, Women’s Day, Victory Day, Constitution Day, Independence Day.
2. What holidays does your family celebrate every year? — We celebrate New Year, Christmas, Women’s Day, Victory Day, Independence Day, and our birthdays.
3. What traditions do you have in your family? — We all gather to celebrate family holidays.
4. Why is it important to keep the traditions alive? — Family traditions help us to make our family friendly.
1. traditional and public holidays, 2. don’t work and study, 3. some, 4. writes, 5 .writes, 6. next Christmas.
Ex. 4 p. 178
Christmas is the most beloved holiday among Ukrainians. The family usually gathers for holiday supper of twelve dishes. The supper starts with the first star in the sky. Kutya is the main dish at this supper. It is a dish of wheat, honey, raisins, nuts and poppy seeds. There are no meat dishes on the table. People cook beans, mushrooms, cabbage, beetroots and other vegetables. “Kolyadka” songs usually end the evening.
Ex. 5 p. 178
Different countries have different traditions and customs. For example, people celebrate Christmas in Ukraine, Great Britain and other countries of the world. The date of the celebration is different in some countries. We celebrate it on the 7th of January, in Great Britain they celebrate it on the 25th of December. The dishes on the table are also different. The holiday is wonderful.
Ex. 6 p. 178
I live in the eastern part of Ukraine in Kharkiv. It’s a very nice city with beautiful parks and unusual monuments. More than 1 million people live there. Our special holiday — the Day of Kharkiv. This day we have wonderful show, concerts and beautiful fireworks in the evening. But I also have my favourite holiday. It’s New Year. It’s usually a family holiday. So we get together and have a great time. We decorate a New Year Tree and buy a lot of presents for everybody. My Mum is a good cook. She cooks a lot of tasty things. We eat them with pleasure. We also have funny contests, sing and dance.
Ex. 1 p. 179
1 — On, 2 — of, 3 — out, 4 — on, 5 — out, 6 — of, 7 — in, 8 — of, 9 — into, 10 — until, 11 — to.
Ex. 2 p. 179
1. Peter and Sue invited their friends to the tea party.
When did Peter and Sue invite their friends to the tea party?
Where did Peter and Sue invite their friends?
2. People of different countries have their own traditions.
What traditions do people of different countries have?
What interesting traditions do you know?
3. Ukrainians celebrate Easter in April or in May.
What holiday do Ukrainians celebrate in April or in May?
When do Ukrainians celebrate Easter?
Ex. 3p. 179
1. got; 2. invited; 3. decorated; 4. have already drawn; 5. made; 6. sent.
Ex. 4 p. 180
Christmas is the most beloved holiday among Ukrainians. The family usually gathers together for holiday supper of twelve dishes. The supper starts with the first star in the sky. Kutya is the main dish at this supper. It is a dish of wheat, honey, raisins, nuts and poppy seeds. There are no meat dishes on the table. People cook beans, mushrooms, cabbage, beetroots and other vegetables. “Kolyadka” songs usually end the evening.
Ex. 5 p. 180
1. bed; 2. outside; 3. beautiful; 4. breakfast; 5. school; 6. teacher; 7. surprise; 8. sad; 9. work; 10. today; 11. calendar; 12. Holidays.
P. 180. Extensive Reading Ex. 1 p. 180
We have got some interesting school traditions at our school.
We like to decorate our classroom with balloons and flowers.
We always prepare presents for our friends and relatives before holiday. We like to celebrate New Year together.
Ex. 3 p. 181
1. Mrs. Bear, 2. Little Bear, 3. Mrs. Bear, 4. Mr. Bear, 5. Mr. Bear.
Ex. 4 p. 182
1. on, 2. with, 3. outside, 4. of honey, up, 5. of, in, on, 6. down, for, on.
Ex. 5 p. 182
/ ei / today, lable /a: / worker, door / su / postal, opens / au / loud, down / A / up, wonder / a: / jar, garden / i: / tea, seen / h / has, honey
Ex. 6 p. 182.
1. It was Valentine’s Day.
2. Little Bear sent his Mum a heart in the envelope.
3. Mrs. Bear saw a paw mark at the bottom of the card.
4. Mr. Bear brought a jar of honey to Mrs. Bear.
5. Mrs. Bear gave Mr. Bear a big hug.
6. The Bears had special breakfast on Valentine’s Day.
Ex. 7 p. 182.
It was New Year Eve. I decided to make presents for my family. It wasn’t difficult at all. I made beautiful cards for them. Besides, I saved some money and bought some small presents for everybody. These were small symbols of New Year.